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The Most Indispendable Tool in My PC Repair Kit

This item sits in a drawer most of the time, but every now and again it emerges to save the day.

Troubleshoot a PC That Hangs at the Boot Screen

Can't get past the BIOS splash-screen when you power up your PC? There might be a simple fix.


Six Windows 7 Nightmares (and How to Fix Them)

Running your business on Windows can be downright scary. These fixes will help you sleep better.


Windows Networking: Troubleshooting Tips

Multi-PC households are the norm, but making systems connect to one another can be frustrating. Here are ideas for overcoming Windows networking problems.

Tackle Pesky 'Data Execution Protection' Warnings in Windows

There are many possible culprits for this kind of error. However, without sufficient system information, it's hard to diagnose. Word to the wise!


Repair Your Windows PC With System Restore

The System Restore feature in Windows 7 lets you troubleshoot and repair your system by traveling back to a time before the problem began.

Seriously, Mom, It’s Not Always a Virus

Contrary to what inexperienced users may think, sluggish performance ≠ malware infection.

50 Geeky Things to Do Before You Kick the Bucket

Some people set their sights on climbing mountains before they die, but the nerds here yearn to delve deep into open-source operating systems, mobile apps, and games. What's on your list?


Software Speed Boosts for Your PC

Here are 14 software tips and tweaks for turbocharging your computer from startup to shutdown.

How Do You Know When Your PC Is Too Slow?

Benchmark testing lets you compare your system's performance to that of other PCs on the same set of tasks.